You know what’s harder than a comprehensive examination? LDR, which stands for long distance relationship. Distance sucks! I mean it. I’ve been through different life experiences, and I can say that with full confidence.
If you’re a close friend of mine or someone who follows my other social media accounts, you’d know that I’ve been in a relationship for 5 months now. Unlike your usual relationships, mine’s LDR.
Iligan City’s my hometown but I spend most of my time here in Quezon City because I have classes to attend, scholarship responsibilities to face, and dreams to fulfill. My other half lives in Butuan City (which, if you don’t know, is located in the southern part of the Philippines). Sooo… during school days, we’re 1,213.3 km apart. During breaks we’re approximately 286.3 km far from each other.
You’re probably wondering how this thing works. To give you an idea, I’ll give a breakdown of our usual routine: (1) We text/message each other the moment we wake up. (2) Give updates before we go to school. These may include eating breakfast, brushing teeth, preparing stuff, etc. (3) Idle moments during class hours. (4) Another wave of updates which may contain information related to class, friends, and food. Hahaha. (5) After class, we both spend time watching YouTube videos, and listening to our favorite music. (6) We end the day talking about our own experiences, reflections, and random thoughts. This conversation may also involve planning our future trips together. That’s it.
Going back, why does LDR suck? Check this post from Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kevintang/what-it-feels-like-to-date-across-long-distances#4hh4qe2 It perfectly summarizes how it feels to be in a long distance relationship.
But don’t worry. If you’re planning to enter one, go! More than the downsides of being in LDR, there are a lot of positive things one can reap from it. It teaches you how to value time, relationship, loyalty, and honesty; you will learn how to love, trust, commit maturely.
Yep, LDR sucks but I don’t regret being in one. As cheesy as it may sound, love knows no boundaries, even distance cannot hinder it.